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Morocco is a Holiday Paradise thanks to its various unique attractions such as the spectacular Atlas Mountains, the Amazigh (Berber) villages, the lush valleys and Oases, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the huge Sahara Desert. The panoramic views you will experience during your vacation in Morocco are breathtaking and the people to be met on the trails are some of the warmest and friendliest in the world. Welcome to our authentic vacations and Adventures in Morocco!

Concerning the history of the country, the archaeological evidence proves that the Amazigh (the indigenous people) inhabited the region about two thousand years before the Phoenician colonization of the area between the 8th and the 6th century BC. Indigenous Amazigh (Berber) monarchs ruled the area from the 3rd century BC until 40 BC when it was annexed to the Roman Empire. The Muslims conquered the region in the early 8th century AD, and the Moroccan state in the modern sense of the term was established half a century later. Nowadays Morocco is the place where old and modern civilizations mix harmoniously together.

Morocco is deeply rooted in history and its branches are widely open to the modern world. Almost everybody knows that currently Morocco is one of the top exotic destinations. We at Amphora Travel are happy to be the safest hands in which you can entrust your vacation. Our Morocco itineraries are here to inspire you to reach out and explore, experience and enjoy this beautiful country.

Amphora Travel is the competent guide to this country of wonders.

Monday | Casablanca airport – Hotel

Arrive at Casablanca airport; Meet and greet by our driver/Guide and transfer tohotel. Check in at the hotel.   Optional dinner.  Overnight in Casablanca.

Tuesday | Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Visit the famous Hassan II mosque, the landmark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world (210 metres (689 ft)). Stop next at Ain Diab Corniche, which is one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Complete the city tour with the visit of Mohammed V Square in the city centre.

Transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Enjoy the city tour. Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home of the tombs of the current king’s father and grandfather. Your last stop in Rabat is Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195 by the Almohades Dynasty.

Continue to Meknes, the “Moroccan Versailles” and one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), a contemporary of Louis XIV, before it was relocated to Marrakesh. Stop at the massive Bab El Mansour gate, which is the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. Bab El Mansour gate was completed by Moulay Ismail’s son, Moulay Abdallah, in 1732. Stop next at Hri Souani, which is a complex of three different buildings built for granaries and stables. This amazing site has been used as a scene for many films, the most famous of which is probably “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988 by Martin Scorsese.

Transfer to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis. Volubilis is a Berber and Roman city partly excavated by the UNESCO; it was considered as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania. The city was developed from the 3rd century BC onward as an Amazigh, then proto-Carthaginian, and from the 1st century AD onward, the city grew rapidly under the Roman rule. Arrive in Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco.

Optional dinner. Overnight in Fes

Wednesday | Fes (city tour)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the guided city tour of Fes. Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina. Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes after that. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the famous Al-Karaouine mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. Al-Karaouine mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world’s foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. In the medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Coranic school. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souk and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries.

Optional dinner   Overnight in Fes.

Thursday | Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the Sahara desert. The journey takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Stop first in Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 meters (5,460 ft) in elevation. The town experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, -24C in 1935. While         in Ifrane, expect to find                animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane.

Arrive at Midelt where you will stop for an Optional lunch.

Proceed through many Amazigh Berber villages and along the Ziz valley to get to

Erfoud. Continue to Merzouga, which is the heart of the desert. Sunset camel ride to your charming desert camp.

Dinner in the desert camp – Overnight in Merzouga.

Friday | Merzouga – Tinghir – Dades

Breakfast in the desert camp.

Enjoy an Optional 4×4 tour of the desert. The tour includes the famous village of Khamlia. Enjoy some Gnaoui music and. Visit some nomad families before driving back to Merzouga.

Late in the morning, drive to Tinghir via Rissani and Tinjdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Stop at the famous Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the robust rock of the High Atlas Mountains. Todra Gorge is popular among rock climbers. More than 150 routes rated French Grade 5+ to 8 have been bolted in the canyon. Todra Gorge was featured on the premiere of the United States reality show Expedition Impossible.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Leave Tinghir heading to Dades. The drive is spectacular, winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages with the expansive Jebel Sarhro lunar-scape. Dades is known as the valley of figs. Dades valley featured prominently in a 2012 advertisement for the Cadillac CTS. Dinner in the hotel, Overnight in Dades.

 

Saturday | Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Breakfast in the hotel.

After the visit of Dades, transfer to Ouarzazate. The drive is spectacular, with hundreds of Kasbahs lining the route. Stop first at Kelaat M’Gouna, a big town, which is famous for cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products here.

Arrive at Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood”. Visit Taourirt Kasbah, which is considered one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. Drive by the film studios, where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot.

Leave Ouarzazate to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou. The village is a great example of earthen clay architecture that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is an iconic landscape immortalized in such films      as “The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)”, “Jesus             of Nazareth (1977)”, “The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)”, “Gladiator (2000)”, “Son of God (film) (2014)”, ect.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains.

Optional dinner. Overnight in Marrakech.

Sunday | Marrakech (city tour)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it.

Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Visit Madrasa Ben Youssef after that. This Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in Morocco. Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square, where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina.

Optional dinner. Overnight in Marrakech.

Monday | Marrakech – Casablanca airport

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy most of the day at leisure in Marrakech.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer to Casablanca airport in time for your departure flight.

Prices per person

3* HotelsLow SeasonHigh Season
05 January – 28 February & 01 Jun – 15 August 201801 March – 31 May & 16 August – 31 October 2018
02 Persons€999€1080
04 Persons€650€700
06 Persons€535€575
Single Supplement€130€135
Dinner Supplement€70€70
4* HotelsLow SeasonHigh Season
05 January – 28 February & 01 Jun – 15 August 201801 March – 31 May & 16 August – 31 October 2018
02 Persons€1130€1200
04 Persons€780€825
06 Persons€655€700
Single Supplement€230€250
Dinner Supplement€91€91
5* HotelsLow SeasonHigh Season
05 January – 28 February & 01 Jun – 15 August 201801 March – 31 May & 16 August – 31 October 2018
02 Persons€1260€1330
04 Persons€905€955
06 Persons€790€835
Single Supplement€300€300
Dinner Supplement€126€126
Superior RaidsLow SeasonHigh Season
05 January – 28 February & 01 Jun – 15 August 201801 March – 31 May & 16 August – 31 October 2018
02 Persons€1280€1370
04 Persons€920€980
06 Persons€795€850
Single Supplement€270€280
Dinner Supplement€147€154

Price includes

  • Accommodation in double/ twin and single rooms
  •  Breakfast daily
  • Dinners in Merzouga & Dades
  • Modern A/C Vehicle for the transfers and tours
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • English speaking local guides in Fes & Marrakech
  • Sunset camel ride in the desert.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • All taxes
  • Insolvency Fond

Extras

  • Flight cost
  • Tips

This tour is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.